Strike action will be taking place from 7am Saturday 24 February 2024 to Thursday 28 February 2024. Please continue to attend your appointments unless you are contacted and told otherwise.

The strike action may mean our A&E is a lot busier than usual, which means the waiting times will be longer. If you need help which is not life threatening, please use 111, Pharmacies, GPs or Urgent Treatment Centres. Thank you for your understanding during this period.

Temporary suspension of our Home Births Service

26 January 2024

Our home birth service is temporarily suspended whilst we review how this service is staffed and supported.   This will enable us to review the changing patterns of home birth needs locally and nationally and ensure that we have a sustainable model which offers clarity and safety to our patients and staff.

Recruitment is underway for a full home birth team who will provide support 24 hours a day, and it remains our aim to offer this full service that our communities have told us they want.

We know that this will be disappointing for mothers and families hoping to be supported to have a home birth in this period but our priority is to ensure a safe service for mothers, babies and clinical teams.

We will be advising mothers to attend hospital for their birth where we look forward to welcoming them to our midwifery or obstetric led units at both City Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre.   For any more information, mothers are advised to talk to their midwife or consultant obstetrician.